Blanton's Slam Provides Only Highlight as Mountain Lions Drop Two at Tournament

By Doug Fitzgerald published February 14, 2010

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Christina Blanton's grand slam provided the only highlight as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was beaten twice Saturday at the Desert Stinger Tournament at Majestic Park.

The Mountain Lions were beaten 15-5 by the St. Edwards Hilltoppers in their first game Saturday and 12-0 by the Grand Canyon Lopes in their second game.

Blanton's third-inning shot to left field combined with Ashley Jordan's RBI single to cut St. Edward's lead to 6-5. Those would be the Mountain Lions' only runs of the day.

St. Edward's (5-4) added three runs in the sixth inning and six in the seventh to turn a close game into a blowout.

Sarah McCauley (1-1) surrendered 12 runs, 11 earned, over six innings for UCCS. Jenna Mott gave up three runs in one inning of work.

Grand Canyon's Ivy Campas allowed just one hit, Jordan's third-inning double, to record a five-inning shutout.

Stacy Ortiz (0-2) was tagged for 10 runs, eight earned, over three innings. McCauley gave up two more in two innings of relief.

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